PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “IT was a strong start at the 37th Collandra Merino stud sale of the Lawrie family, Tumby Bay, as buyers from all parts of the Eyre Peninsula took advantage of the opportunity to buy quality, large-framed “bale fillers”, on Tuesday last week.”
DAILY ADVERTISER – by Nikki Reynolds – “FROM purchasing her kids new bikes for Christmas to securing the latest farm machinery Simone Jolliffe has experienced it all at Henty Machinery Field Days (HMFD).”
COUNTRY NEWS – by Geoff Adams – “The 53rd edition of the Elmore Field Days is just around the corner and preparations are well under way.
More than 70 volunteers have helped to measure and peg out hundreds of static display sites.
With all sites booked out and a string of big names to speak at the event — including former AFL star Jason McCartney and legendary detective Ron Iddles — co-organiser John Giffin said this year’s event was shaping up to be a blockbuster.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “LEADING New South Wales wool broker Jemalong Wool is urging clients to use pain relief when mulesing to access price premiums. JW managing director Rowan Woods said from Australian Wool Exchange data, the company has identified premiums for wool from Merino lambs mulesed with pain relief.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “ONLINE wool-buying activity was consistent last week as the physical wool market continued its current seasonal record-breaking run. Wooltrade market operations supervisor Tom Rookyard said 325 bales of wool sold online last week, as the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator last week closed at 1311c/kg clean — its fourth consecutive week above 1300 cents.”
BAROSSA HERALD – by Alice Dempster – “A BRIGHT Barossa youngster has kicked her professional wool classing career off with a state Merino young judges championship under her belt.
Caitlin Heppner, 18, received the Landmark Prize and Agricultural Societies Council of SA plaque for the older than 15 category at the Royal Adelaide Show.”
RURAL NEWS – by Pam Tipa – “Exclusive collections of fabrics and knitwear now being launched in the UK trace back to a very small but stroppy sheep farmed in the South Island and parts of Australia.”
WOOLNEWS.NET – ” Wool Industry Commits to Sheep Welfare Standards ….”
BAROSSA HERALD – by Jack Hudson – “Birdwood High School student Jack Gillespie thought he was just doing an assignment one week, but was then announced as a finalist in the Wool4School competition for his art work.”
7 NEWS – “Victoria’s premier will arrive in Bejing on Tuesday morning for a seven-day official visit to China and Japan.
Daniel Andrews is hoping to improve business export opportunities and add to cultural partnerships while meeting with government and business officials…”